Planning any road trips this summer? National parks? Visits to family and friends? We’ve all got something in the work! Nothing’s worse than a road trip with the family and being unprepared! Here are 16 favorite items you won’t want to leave behind for a fabulous summer road trip…
Panama Hat 1 of 16Whether you have a convertible or not (probably not), you'll feel cuter in this fashionable panama hat. Plus, you'll need it when you feel the sun at the Grand Canyon.
Buy it here Swell for $24
Califone Headphones 2 of 16Unless you want to listen to Handy Manny for hours upon hours, you're gonna want to plop these cute headphones on your kiddo.
Buy it here at Amazon for $14.10
Cricket Trailer 3 of 16Okay, so maybe in my dreams. This sporty trailer has it all!
See it here at Cricket
Kindle Fire 4 of 16These are smaller than ipads but still can be loaded up with plenty of movies, books and games for the long road ahead.
Buy it here at Amazon for $199
Striped Tank Dress 5 of 16Comfy, stylish and so versatile for any occasion on the road and most any weather.
Buy it here at Madewell for $62
Sunny Shades 6 of 16Have you ever driven without a pair? Must have.
Buy it here at Madewell for $49.50
Rdio App 7 of 16You'll need some serious tunes for your trip. Listen to any song, any album you want with Rdio or Spotify.
Download it here for free!
Wide Angle Plastic Camera 8 of 16You'll love having this wide angle camera for all those shots at the National Park, but cheap enough that you won't cry if it falls into Niagra Falls.
Buy it here at Poketo for $35
Denim Button Up 9 of 16It might seem hot now, but once you hit the mountains you're going to need layers. This button up is as American as it gets.
Buy it here at Gap for $49.99
Aerobie Superdisc 10 of 16When the kids get antsy, you'll want to stop and pull out a fun toy like this to entertain them in a deserted field (or..McDonalds parking lot).
Buy it here at Amazon for $9.93
Turkish Towel 11 of 16Impromptu picnics and adventures on the road require a lightweight, thin blanket/towel/wrap that's pretty as well.
Buy it here at Etsy for $24.50
Baggu Bag 12 of 16You'll need a few lightweight bags to carry snacks, toys and gadgets for the car.
Buy it here at Baggu for $9
Sticker Activity Book 13 of 16Stickers and activity books are lifesavers on the road (or at the dmv). Buy a whole bunch to entertain the kiddos.
Buy it here at Amazon for $3.95
Bensimon Slipons 14 of 16You'll want something stylish, comfy, and easy to slip on and off for all those bathroom breaks.
Buy it here at Madewell for $55
Starburst to Stay Awake 15 of 16Here's a tip: Starburst are the best candy to help you stay awake. Hard to open and hard to chew, you can't fall asleep working through a pack of these.
Buy it here at Amazon for $15.48
Smart Phone 16 of 16Now more than ever you'll need a smart phone to help you navigate. Google announced better quality 3d with the ability to download maps when you're out of cell phone service range!
See it here on Tech Crunch, Photo via Bram.com